The Literacy Council of Southwestern Pa. is transforming lives | Helping the Helpers
The Literacy Council of Southwestern PA is a nonprofit gem that, for more than 3 1/2 decades has given hope to – and transformed the lives of – people in Fayette County by improving their reading skills.
Child care program in Connellsville gives peace of mind to working parents | Helping the Helpers
By Mark Hofman A child care program at Highlands Hospital in Connellsville is growing strong and wants to continuing expanding to serve the residents of Fayette County. Founded in 2003 in Johnstown, nonprofit The Learning Lamp began by offering one-to-one tutoring that was accessible to all students, regardless of ability or income. Leah Spangler, president […]
Goodwill thanks community’s support through ‘Giveback’ program | Helping the Helpers
With its thrift stores closed for part of last year to slow the spread of the coronavirus, jobs for people in need of work and revenue for Goodwill’s social programs dried up.
CAHS Patriots continues mission to serve active military and veterans | Helping the Helpers
The services the organization provides include putting together and sending care packages to troops serving overseas as, to date, they've sent 13,045 packages; various programs to honor local veterans; sponsoring an annual Wreaths Across America event where wreaths are placed on graves of veterans in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies; sponsoring the Warriors Rock telethon concert, and many more.
Connellsville Historical Society preserving the area’s past | Helping the Helpers
'Don't throw anything away that deals with the history Connellsville or the Connellsville area,' society President Karen Hechler said.
Uniontown Salvation Army building connections with locals through programs | Helping the Helpers
'When people are in need, our job is to find out what the need is and what their story is,' Salvation Army Capt. Erin Rischawy said.
Fayette County Association for the Blind assists visually impaired during pandemic | Helping the Helpers
Some of the items they provide are computers and closed circuit televisions, which have a magnifier with different magnification levels that can show those who have low vision what they can’t normally see.
Uniontown’s St. Vincent de Paul Society continues to help the community | Helping the Helpers
The St. Vincent de Paul Society in Uniontown has continued to serve clients, including those who have emergency needs created by the pandemic.
Fayette Friends of Animals sees increase in adoptions during pandemic | Helping the Helpers
The shelter, which is the county's only no-kill shelter, has often been forced to stash cats wherever they could find room because so many people were dropping them off at the clinic. They accepted as many as they could.
‘We are in desperate need of volunteers’: How Uniontown’s Salvation Army is scrambling to help those in need | Helping the Helpers
"We are in desperate need of volunteers," one official said. "We need people on a regular basis, in the soup kitchen especially."